Friday, October 11, 2013

Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren

About the Book
Lisa T. Bergren’s popular Grand Tour series concludes as Cora Kensington journeys farther into Italy, wrestles with a terrible ultimatum from her father, and comes to terms with the Father who will never fail her.
America’s newest heiress must decide if her potential fortune is rationale enough to give up her freedom and all that God is leading her toward. And when her newly-discovered siblings are threatened with ruin, her quandary deepens. Then as Cora nears Rome, more journalists are tracking the news story of the decade—“Copper Cora,” the rags-to-riches girl—and want to know more about her family and the men vying for her attention. Meanwhile, a charming Italian countess decides that if Cora isn’t going to claim Will’s heart, she might just try…
Purchase a copy here.
Find out more at Lisa’s website.

My Thoughts
I'm not exactly sure where to start with this review. There were so many things I loved about this third installment in the Grand Tour Series yet there were a few things that bugged me. I guess I'll go ahead and get the bad out of the way so I can end this review on a happy note!
I think the biggest thing was that despite the fact that Will and Cora repeatedly told each other that they were the only one for them they were constantly battling with jealousy which really bothered me. I felt like they should have had enough faith in each other to trust them! And while I could kinda see where they were coming from it just irritated me and it was more Will than Cora. It wasn't all bad though and the author did a great job of making it all rather believable.
And now to the good! I absolutely loved the whole setting of Italy! This author really knows how to transport you to another country and time! I actually almost felt like I was there! All of the little historical tidbits were super awesome and this book is really making me want to visit Italy!
I also loved watching the relationships between Cora and her new family continue to grow. It was amazing how the journey bonded them in a way that nothing else could and also dramatically changed all of them.
Another thing that I found really neat about this book was how Cora didn't allow money to change who she was and how she was constantly looking for ways to use it to better others lives. I also liked how she refused to be told how she should do things and instead followed what she believed to be right.
There were many other things I could mention but I really don't want to spoil anything and this review is already getting rather long!

About the Author
Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over thirty-five books, with more than 2 million copies sold. A former publishing executive, Lisa now divides her time between writing, editing, parenting three children with her husband, Tim, and dreaming of her next trip to Italy. She lives in Colorado Springs.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Lisa T. Bergren is celebrating the release of her new book, Glittering Promisesby giving away a $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma and hosting a fun Facebook party on October 29th.
  One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma delivered to your door
  • The three-book Grand Tour set
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 29th. Winner will be announced at the "Glittering Promises" Facebook Author Chat Party on October 29th. Connect with Lisa for an evening of book chat, European trivia, and prizes, and get an exclusive look Lisa's next book.

So grab your copies of the Grand Tour series and join Lisa on the evening of October 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on the 29th!


Post a Comment